The good rain knows the right time. It renews the whole world as spring begins.
Along with winds, it comes on a secret night, falling gently on everything on earth.
Dark clouds smudge a path across the field with only the glimmer of a boat in a hazy river view.
With the reddishly wet skies early morning, blooming flowers groom the brocade city.
“Happy Rain on a Spring Night” by Du Fu (712-770)